I don't think I'm going to be back on Thursday. There's supposed to be a massive snowstorm, and I don't really want to leave just yet.
The visitation was really hard today. It took me a long time to work up the courage to even go into the parlor with the casket. I have to speak at the funeral tomorrow, and I really don't know what to say. I'll have to write something tonight.
The funeral home made a video tribute. It's quite lovely.
McFarland/Madison – Fae E. Capacio, age 81 of McFarland passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2005. Fae was born on March 11, 1924, in Okee, WI, the daughter of William and Ellura (Long) Wells. Fae was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing, playing euchre and solitaire, doing cross word puzzles and playing the piano and harmonica. Fae also enjoyed going to the theater, especially on her trips with her family to the Fireside Theater. But most of all, Fae enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include three children, Paulette Klein of Madison, Dennis (Paula) Capacio of Cambridge and John Capacio of Madison (Lenore Capacio); five grandchildren, William (Rebecca) Klein of St. Louis, MO, Michael (Melissa) Klein of Hustisford, WI, Shelby Capacio of St. Paul, MN, Adam Capacio of Cambridge and Lindsay Capacio of Boston, MA; seven great grandchildren, William Klein Jr., Wyatt Klein, Weston Klein, Whitney Klein, Willow Klein, Daniel Klein and Devin Klein and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 siblings, ex-husband, George Joseph Capacio in 1968, one grandson, Daniel John Gebauer and former son-in-law, Richard Klein. Funeral services will take place at the Divine Savior United Methodist Church, Madison on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 1:00 PM. A visitation will take place at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 from 4:00-7:00 PM and also at the church from 12:00 PM until the time of services. Committal services will take place at the Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 10:00 AM. The family would like to thank Dorothy and Linda for both being such good friends to Fae and for looking over her and to Rita for all the help and care that she had given to Fae over the past several years. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to McFarland Senior Outreach, P. O. Box 110, McFarland, WI 53558.
It was really nice to see the family again. My grandma always brought us together, she kept everyone in touch with one another. It was nice to hear Elsie tell stories of my Grandma when she was a young woman. Elsie was a little firecracker too. I'm glad Fae had a friend like her.
It was weird to hear from family members how much I look like Fae.
... God, that woman was such a pistol. I am going to miss her so much. We had a lot in common, especially in our philosophy on life. I hope I age like she did. She was so graceful, and always so strong even though she'd seen so much tragedy. Just so alive and fiesty.
It was good hearing all the memories from family and friends. She was such a card, such a ham, and an exceptionally kind human being. I love her so fucking much that it's not even remotely explicable.
After the visitation we went out to dinner with my uncle, aunt, and cousin. It was very refreshing and delightful. I've always enjoyed the time we've spent together, when we actually do it. Looking back, it seems rare, but I always enjoy it. We've all got this genetic humor that's a little more than ridiculous.